Who We Are

The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) was founded on September 1, 1939 and is affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), (AFL–CIO).

The 8,500 IAFF members in Washington State are organized into 129 union locals, which make up the WSCFF. The locals are divided into 11 districts. Each district elects a representative to the WSCFF Board, which is made up of the 11 district representatives, a President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Vice President. Elections are held at an annual convention. Board members, all of whom are active or recently retired firefighters, serve two-year terms. Three trustees, also elected by the membership, oversee the organization’s operations. An IAFF 7th District Vice President, elected by members in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska, works closely with the governing board and represents members at the international level. The WSCFF employs two legislative liaisons, a session lobbyist, and an office staff of four.


It is the mission of the WSCFF to provide the best possible working conditions, the safest work environment, and the fairest wages and benefits to fulfill the needs of the men and women in this profession. The Council is active on local and national fronts to address issues that affect its members.


It is the vision of the WSCFF to coordinate the statewide efforts of professional fire fighters by providing creative leadership and dedicated service, resulting in a unified, progressive membership that strives to improve social attitudes and promote legislation to benefit the fire and EMS communities and the citizens we serve, with a foundation anchored in the principles of honesty, integrity, and commitment.